The Divine Nine: Understanding the Significance of BGLOs and SFL Involvement
Conversations surrounding sororities and fraternities frequently highlight many of the negative elements of Greek life and culture. However, sororities and fraternities can serve as community-building entities, hubs of social activism, and powerful retention tools. The Divine Nine: Understanding the Significance of BGLOs will highlight the values and significant historic contributions of Black Greek Letter Organizations and discuss the benefits of involvement for prospective students.
Ashley Cooper is an outreach coordinator with several years of experience cultivating and scaling educational programs. Upon receiving her B.A. in Sociology and Public Health from The Ohio State University, she returned to her hometown of Dayton, OH and became involved in local efforts to re-establish community equity. Her passion for social justice and program development led her to Pepperdine University where she earned her M.A. in Social Entrepreneurship and Change. In her role at CARE, she is responsible for developing relationships with campus partners, facilitating education and prevention training for graduate students, and implementing special projects. Ashley spends her leisure time enjoying the beach, outdoor shopping, and spending time with her daughter.
The Regional Student Diversity Summit (RSDS) is an all day in-person diversity conference for Southern California high school students. This conference focuses on respectful dialogue, the relationship between current and systemic issues, and the potential youth have to catalyze change. Participating students engage with keynote speakers, lecturers, and workshop leaders from around the country on topics of social justice and inclusion at all levels, and build connections between themselves in affinity spaces. RSDS is a grassroots initiative, organized by students of San Diego, California's leading educational institutions.
HOW CAN I SIGN UP?
On the menu bar, there is a sign up button at the middle of the screen. It will take you to the sign up form. Make sure to complete the Permission Slips!!
DO I NEED TO HAVE PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE OF DEI ISSUES AND PRACTICES?
Being a part of the DEI community does not call for any previous experience. You do not need to have gone to previous conferences to attend this one. All we need is an open mind, a commitment to change, and a readiness for respectful dialogue.
School-appropriate casual wear!
WHAT WILL I GET OUT OF THIS CONFERENCE?
We designed this conference with the purposes of educating – not only through stellar workshop leaders, but through conversations with each other. We truly hope you will leave this conference and have a wider world view, an aptness for understanding, and an aspiration to make change in yourself, your communities, and the greater world.